Mobolaji Ayorinde is the principal partner of B Ayorinde & Co Legal Practitioners and Notaries Public, highly specialised in providing first-class expertise in litigation and commercial practice. His main practice areas include: general civil litigation, commercial litigation, company law, family law, property and land law, banking, insurance and liquidation law, arbitration, maritime and shipping law, public advocacy, and parliamentary counselling services. Mobolaji attended University Hall, Buckland in Oxfordshire, England (UK) where he obtained a University of Oxford-accredited GCE certificate (law, intermediate LLB (1983)). He also attended the prestigious Holborn Law Tutors in London for his University of London, Bachelor of Laws (LLB, Hons) degree certificate (1985).
He is a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1986. During the national youth service programme, he attached himself to the private law firm of Messrs Akin-Delano Legal Practitioners (a renowned firm for its commercial practice spanning a period of over 40 years), where he was a junior counsel in the firm. He worked directly under the principal, Chief Akin – Delano SAN, and was later seconded to take charge of the Lagos Office until 1990 when he set up the Law Firm of B Ayorinde & Co.
He was appointed notary public for Nigeria in November, 1994, under the Notaries Public Act Cap 331 by Honorable Justice Mohammed Bello GCON, former Chief Justice of Nigeria. In 2005 he was elevated to the prestigious rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN). He was appointed pro-chancellor and chairman of the governing council of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Oyo State of Nigeria where he served for the statutory four years. He was also the chairman of the Oyo state committee on the decongestion of prisons.
He has attended and participated in as facilitator or presenter at several international and local law conferences and seminars. In November 2011, he was appointed by President Goodluck Jonathan as a member of the Presidential Advisory Committee on the Prerogative of Mercy (PACPM). In June 2012, he was appointed chairman of the governing board of the Legal Aid Council of Nigeria by the president.
He is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), the International Bar Association (IBA), the Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce, the Nigerian-Belgian Commercial Information and Documentation Centre and the Commonwealth Lawyers Association. He has been a council member of the section on public and development law (SPIDEL) of the NBA; and chairman of the finance committee of the Nigerian Bar Association, Ikeja Branch. He is an active member of the Body of Senior Advocates of Nigeria and a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitration, Nigeria. In September 2014, he was conferred with the national honour of Officer of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (OFR).
He has written many articles and frequently delivers papers and gives presentations on subjects in his core practice areas. He is the author of various publications, including: “Securing and Enforcing Maritime Claims: Juriscope 1st Edition-2001 Series”, “Wills and Testamentary Disposition”, “Sovereign Immunity and the Trials of Augosto Pinochet”, “Judicial Precedent, Law Reporting and the Need for Regulation”, “Judicial Bias and Justice Delivery”, “A Commentary on the Independence of Electoral Umpire in Nigeria”, “Boko Haram, Terrorism and Fundamental Human Rights; the Challenges that concern us”, “Criminal Justice System in Nigeria”, “53, Years after Independence: the many faces of Judicial Riot”, “Nigerian-Any Strength in Adversity”, “A Reformatory Approach to the Criminal Justice System in Nigeria”, and “The RashidiYekini Case and the State of Mental Health Law in Nigeria” .
B.Ayorinde & Co:
B. AYORINDE & CO. is a firm of legal practitioners established in November, 1989. Our area of superior expertise is in Litigation and Commercial Practice. Our major asset is the ability to form an effective working partnership with our Clients in order to achieve their desired corporate and individual results. Presently our Firm has an integrated network of over 25 legal professionals in Nigeria, United Kingdom and the United States.
Our dynamic team is up-to-date on evolving areas of law. We have a well-equipped modern library with adequate resources which enable us meet the requirements of our Clients, proffer and implement tailor – made solutions to their transactions. We are legal advisers and solicitors to various companies quoted on the Nigerian Stock Exchange.
We specialize in Litigation / Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Practice and Corporate / Commercial Law Practice. Our legal professionals have vast experience in major areas of the Law, which include Cross-border Litigation, Recoveries including No Win-No Fee, Dispute Resolution, Criminal Law, Probate matters,Securing of Pre-emptive and Protective Court Orders,Family Law, Employment Law, Land Law, Election Petitions, Banking and Finance, Debt Recovery, Insolvency, Maritime Law, Taxation and International Law.
Our head office is located in Ikoyi, the heart of commercial activities in Lagos. We also have offices in Abuja and Ibadan, as well as representative offices in London and New York to serve our growing number of International Clients. The firm is adequately staffed with efficient and dedicated paralegal personnel to compliment the work of the Lawyers.
At B. Ayorinde & Co., we undertake every legal service with an eye for detail and are solution driven to achieve desired results. We are dynamic and positioned to be the very best at providing legal services.